Tea tree oil — it’s a staple in so many health and beauty home remedies. This oil extracted from the tea tree native to Australia can also be seen in the list of ingredients of so many personal care products. Although on the pricey side, having a bottle of tea tree oil in your medicine cabinet at home is a great idea for its numerous benefits.
If you are on the hunt for an all-natural product that can deal with a wide variety of beauty issues that range from acne to dandruff, rely on a couple of drops of tea tree oil. So powerful, you usually have to dilute it with olive oil or any other carrier oil of your preference. Indeed, a small bottle of it goes a long, long way.
Here are some of the mind-blowing beauty benefits of tea tree oil:
Tea Tree Oil Provides Relief From Razor Burn
Do you love shaving for removing unwanted hair but hate the skin irritation that it usually brings? Simply reach for that bottle of tea tree oil. Add a couple of drops of it in a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Apply on areas with razor burn. Thanks to tea tree oil’s antibacterial properties, that razor burn of yours will go away in no time.
It Makes for an Amazing Cure for Acne
Unlike other solutions for acne that cause peeling and irritation, tea tree oil won’t leave you facing unfavorable side effects as it deals with your acne. Before bedtime, simple daub a small amount of the powerful oil on your acne using a cotton swab. Do this routine for 2 to 3 nights and be ready to bid your acne farewell. However, refrain from placing tea tree oil all over your face — just on your acne. If you want, you may add a drop of tea tree oil to your favorite facial wash.
This Oil is Very Good at Dealing with Dandruff
Especially if your dandruff is brought about by fungi, you can count on tea tree oil. That’s because this oil is known for its superb antifungal properties that can zap fungi, putting an end to just about any skin problem that they bring. All you have to do is add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo and shampoo away.
Tea Tree Oil Helps Ward Off Excessive Scalp Dryness
Sometimes dandruff is due to scalp dryness. Having dry scalp also makes your hair dry and brittle, so it is not a good idea to have excessive scalp dryness if you regard your mane as one of your best assets. To solve the problem, simply place a few drops of tea tree oil in your favorite carrier oil like coconut, almond, jojoba or olive oil. Massage on your scalp (and tresses too!) and wear a shower cap. Shampoo after about an hour.
It is Effective Against Unsightly Warts and Corns
Warts and corns leaving you feel embarrassed? Get rid of them ASAP with the help of tea tree oil. All you have to do is daub the oil on problem areas up to twice a day until they dry up and fall out. Since you are depending on undiluted tea tree oil, which is very strong, make sure that it goes only on your wart or corn, and not on your skin.
The Oil is an Effective Fungal Infection-Zapper
Just like what’s said earlier, tea tree oil is very good at dealing with any skin problem brought about by fungi. That is why this oil may be used for treating the likes of athlete’s foot, ringworm and nail fungal infections. Simply add a couple of drops to a teaspoon of your preferred carrier oil, and then massage the resulting solution on problem areas up to twice per day.